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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By daycarediva
Even with the child there or even IN/OUT it's...

Even with the child there or even IN/OUT it's still exposure.

OP, your child is already exposed as the virus is present well before symptoms. I would keep him/her home just to be on the safe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By daycarediva
I ALWAYS call their bluff. As soon as she raised...

I ALWAYS call their bluff. As soon as she raised her voice to me I would have asked her if this was her giving me notice.

I only want families who WANT to be here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By daycarediva
NEAT!!! It would honestly annoy the heck...

NEAT!!!


It would honestly annoy the heck out of me, too. To be 100% honest, it would depend how much I liked the family. Good family, probably wouldn't say anything. Late pick ups/early drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By daycarediva
https://share.upmc.com/2015/05/how-to-tell-if-your...

https://share.upmc.com/2015/05/how-to-tell-if-your-child-has-pica/

sounds like PICA to me.

My cousin's kid was anemic and they treated it with iron and play therapy/mild aversion therapy. He's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By daycarediva
SAME HERE! I use a good thick coat of butt paste...

SAME HERE! I use a good thick coat of butt paste or high zinc desitin EVERY change. Of course, these two are my chronic poopers. So I'm sure the parents just don't catch it as fast as we do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By daycarediva
I have two like this and they always have a rash,...

I have two like this and they always have a rash, too!!! I feel like a monster. DRINK YOUR WATER. all day long. I get the rash clear, they go home, boom, rash. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By daycarediva
I agree with this, BUT, this DCM WILL change...

I agree with this, BUT, this DCM WILL change those hours to as many as she thinks you will allow the second she can.

I enrolled an infant years ago at 60 hours a week because mom worked FT and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By daycarediva
Two. Unrelated. One was a dc child another was a...

Two. Unrelated. One was a dc child another was a cousin's child.

One in dc ended up being abused/neglected at home and would eat EVERYTHING here to fill up. After learning what I did about her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By daycarediva
OH MY GOD that is A LOT of changes for a little...

OH MY GOD that is A LOT of changes for a little person to adjust to. Add in the fact that is a 12 hour day for him with sisters sports/activities, *I* wouldn't want to leave home after that.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By daycarediva
1. I could not IMAGINE having this conversation...

1. I could not IMAGINE having this conversation 10 years ago. Dcp's are WAYYYY too concerned today.

2. It sounds like he is tired and/or attention seeking. Maybe suggest to parents that they ask...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By daycarediva
My co sleeping 22mo still needs a morning nap...

My co sleeping 22mo still needs a morning nap because she does NOT sleep unless Mom does and mom isn't sleeping 7-7. :ouch:

I would forget about what parents do and do what works at my house. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By daycarediva
I am definitely a more authoritative parent in...

I am definitely a more authoritative parent in general. My kids get in on the meal planning and menu prep. I have one with sensory issues, and although we DO eat pizza once a week for him, we make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By daycarediva
I say the same thing!!! :lol:

I say the same thing!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By daycarediva
My dcg, too! Is that an ACTUAL diagnosis? I...

My dcg, too!

Is that an ACTUAL diagnosis? I googled and couldn't come up with anything relating to a legitimate dx.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By daycarediva
AND child has asthma, which I have read can be...

AND child has asthma, which I have read can be caused by milk allergies. She consumes a LOT of dairy.



:lol: We changed 13 yesterday. My diaper genie was full! :eek: All but ONE were from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By daycarediva
and his reply should have been "Well you should...

and his reply should have been "Well you should have paid your bills on time!" :rolleyes:

WHY people?! Isn't there shame anymore?

Glad they paid, though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By daycarediva
Sounds similar to my 2yo dcg. She just stares...

Sounds similar to my 2yo dcg. She just stares blankly and repeats what is read in a monotone. She understands, because she can follow PREFERRED directions like nobody's business though. :ouch:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By daycarediva
We have infant shortages (2 and under count as...

We have infant shortages (2 and under count as infants in ratios) and I still refuse to take them. Too many bad habits to break. I get a minimum of 1 call a day for infant care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By daycarediva
This. My former registrar was "loose" with the...

This. My former registrar was "loose" with the regs. Don't be afraid to look them up and/or get clarification.

Our regs specify that while visual electronic media is not allowed, auditory media...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By daycarediva
The first two eat healthy at home. The last one...

The first two eat healthy at home. The last one eats junk, favorite food is “chicken fries”. 🙄

#1 was very close to a FTT dx. Pediatrician is now taking mom seriously due to slow growth. She wears...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By daycarediva
Holy Poop Batman!

I have THREE kiddos I change a minimum of 2 poopy diapers per day EACH.

Of course, all three are full time. ALL gross and if not caught immediately, leak out (I call for pick up).

1. Dck is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By daycarediva
Exactly this. :hug::hug::hug: poor kiddo!

Exactly this. :hug::hug::hug: poor kiddo!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By daycarediva
No way. He's tired because of the chronic...

No way. He's tired because of the chronic benadryl use, which is obviously not helping anyway.

I would speak to parents, tell them you've never seen it so bad, or whatever works, and get them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,710
Posted By daycarediva
SAME. I almost regret three day weekends, they're...

SAME. I almost regret three day weekends, they're so much harder to fix. I also have a bunch of T-F kids so Monday AND Tuesday are rough here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 194,144
Posted By daycarediva
:lol::lol::lol: My LOL today- Doing...

:lol::lol::lol:

My LOL today-

Doing lacing beads (balls) this AM. Dcb announces "DCG, you gave me blue balls. I don't want blue balls."

Kiddo drew a scary looking picture (dck thought it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By daycarediva
I would turn the couch towards the wall. Provide...

I would turn the couch towards the wall. Provide more enticing climbing pieces, turn couch back. Redirect. "We climb here. No couch."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By daycarediva
On the late end of normal, yep. These two kiddos...

On the late end of normal, yep. These two kiddos have gait issues (tip toe walking).





To encourage them to step all the way down to hear the squeak, both have gait issues and are tip toe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By daycarediva
OT is prescribing these locally for late walkers....

OT is prescribing these locally for late walkers. I have TWO with them (walked at 14m and 17m)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By daycarediva
I serve raisins WITH another food (eg in toddler...

I serve raisins WITH another food (eg in toddler friendly trail mix, with 1/2 banana on the side).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
Posted By daycarediva
I second the ECR4 kids. I think the quality is...

I second the ECR4 kids. I think the quality is decent for the price (on Amazon, anyway).




Yep, when given the option I ALWAYS chose reimbursement. No choice for that on this round. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By daycarediva
If you're already going to have an assistant, I...

If you're already going to have an assistant, I would stay open for the 5 days and try to run errands/work less on those days that have fewer children naturally. Eg. My day is Mondays, and I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By daycarediva
Could it be this family cannot afford the...

Could it be this family cannot afford the increased cost OR supplying food?

More children go hungry than we realize.

If that is the case, I would feed the child and help the parent find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By daycarediva
knowing that this family already left without...

knowing that this family already left without notice to another daycare, I wouldn't have enrolled them to begin with.

That being said, do you have two weeks upfront or similar deposit to CYA? If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By daycarediva
Ours are jusssttt starting. I'm so excited I...

Ours are jusssttt starting. I'm so excited I can't contain it! Every day I have the kids 'spying leaves'. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By daycarediva
There is a ton of talk lately about preschool...

There is a ton of talk lately about preschool expulsion rates. Could you be insinuating this is a race related issue, by chance?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By daycarediva
This thread though. :lol: I'm dying to know...

This thread though. :lol:

I'm dying to know WHY child was booted, effective immediately. I did it to a daycare child who decided to pick up a (toy, but 'actual tool') shovel and smash a glass...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,710
Posted By daycarediva
I am 18 days into KidKare and I HATE IT SO MUCH! ...

I am 18 days into KidKare and I HATE IT SO MUCH!

FP is using it now, and there is a disgruntled provider meeting tomorrow. :lol: I'm going. If enough of us threaten to abandon ship, they'll let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By daycarediva
I had the same issue with a SA child. Bus dropped...

I had the same issue with a SA child. Bus dropped off at 3:15, Dad couldn't ALWAYS be there to get her off the bus. She was never here for more than 1/2 hour (she had aged up with me, so that's the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By daycarediva
I won't partner with the state for early head...

I won't partner with the state for early head start or any prek BUT, thanks to universal prek, it's pretty much mandatory to run a state aligned prek program or lose kids at 3-4.

I've lost 1 this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By daycarediva
Kids are just tiny people. Some people I like,...

Kids are just tiny people. Some people I like, some I don't. I do this for money. The same reason the vast majority of people go to work.



I will NEVER go back to a center. I don't even like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By daycarediva
I hired a sub and take one Friday morning off a...

I hired a sub and take one Friday morning off a month. My assistant takes the same Friday, but afternoon. It gives me a chance to plan appointments and get my errands done to start the weekend. Even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By daycarediva
THIS. I completely removed ride ons. The...

THIS.

I completely removed ride ons. The kids just sat on them to 'keep' them.


I added wood pieces, gutters, gravel pit, water table/play, sand table/play.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By daycarediva
:p I take them OFF at first change....

:p

I take them OFF at first change. EVERYTHING with buttons or crazy snaps gets swapped out for their back up clothes and at the last diaper change I put it back on them (to go home in) :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By daycarediva
I find the opposite to be true, they have no...

I find the opposite to be true, they have no instrinsic motivation as they are praised for breathing at home.

I have two like this. "You didn't say 'good boy' to me for sneezing in my elbow."
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,710
Posted By daycarediva
turned my DC cell on this morning to messages...

turned my DC cell on this morning to messages from 6/18 families. "ARE YOU OPEN?"

Dh and I thought ahead and put the gate up on the driveway with the pin code for family only. Nice try. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By daycarediva
Ecoli 0157H7 is the deadly kind. It causes...

Ecoli 0157H7 is the deadly kind. It causes HUS/hemolytic uremic syndrome and can cause TTP.

Almost lost my own kid to it, it's scary stuff.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By daycarediva
:lol::lol::lol: raccoon response plan. The...

:lol::lol::lol: raccoon response plan.

The raccoon that hangs around with my cats uses the litter box in the cattery. He eats cat food, sleeps in the hammocks inside, and plays with them, too....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By daycarediva
YES! "see husband, I NEED to be a stay at...

YES!

"see husband, I NEED to be a stay at home mom."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By daycarediva
Shoes off here, too. I keep an emergency tote in...

Shoes off here, too. I keep an emergency tote in my shed (far enough away that it would be safe to access). It has various sizes of slip on shoes, jackets, hats, gloves, diapers, wipes, etc. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 645
Posted By daycarediva
"Oh, Sarah is angry. It's ok to be angry, but...

"Oh, Sarah is angry. It's ok to be angry, but it's not ok to be unkind."

I had a mom tell my loudest dck that EVERYONE IS BEST FRIENDS. He repeats it every time this comes up. I just tell him no,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By daycarediva
I don't buy for birthdays. I do get them a...

I don't buy for birthdays. I do get them a birthday treat. Kids have enough crap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By daycarediva
Just had a 3yo bring in HER phone. THAT was new. ...

Just had a 3yo bring in HER phone. THAT was new.

I have a no electronics policy. Yes SA have tablets to do school work on, but I don't accept SA kids so that's a non issue.

3.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,163
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: Try MAed. :rolleyes: When did I say...

:lol: Try MAed. :rolleyes:

When did I say parents couldn't have opinions and make choices? In fact, I respected this parents rights to speak to his provider and voice his opinions?

Quite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By daycarediva
WOW though! At almost 6 I would have sent the...

WOW though! At almost 6 I would have sent the parents a text and this dck would have sat out for some recess time and then had supervised use of his water bottle only.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,163
Posted By daycarediva
dadbod (cracking up at that username, BTW) I hope...

dadbod (cracking up at that username, BTW) I hope you stay on! We need more parents here! Also, glad you broached your concerns with your provider and I hope she was receptive. I don't think you came...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By daycarediva
Mine are just story tellers lately. ...

Mine are just story tellers lately.

So-and-so is pushing me.

SO AND SO IS NOT EVEN HERE.

Had a dck go home and tell all sorts of lies about the new kid. New kid starts NEXT MONTH. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,163
Posted By daycarediva
I agree. Our state requires a caregiver to be at...

I agree. Our state requires a caregiver to be at least 18 years old and approved by the office (background check, fingerprinting, etc). Even if there is a grey area with the caregiver/volunteer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,825
Posted By daycarediva
NOW! I also wouldn't worry about the other...

NOW!

I also wouldn't worry about the other family. I have MANY friends/families enrolled and termed several people who referred others. The other party never left care.

Keep it professional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,993
Posted By daycarediva
no hoods, no strings, no jewelry (amber necklaces...

no hoods, no strings, no jewelry (amber necklaces and toddlers in earrings is a big thing here and parents don't always use the screw on backs), no hair ties/clips, heck I even remove clothing with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By daycarediva
I love referrals! Usually gives me a bit of...

I love referrals! Usually gives me a bit of background info on the kid, and then some parent reassurance from the referring party.

I go over my polices and expectations. I don't charge less, work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,710
Posted By daycarediva
Parent kept kid home Friday with a cold, brought...

Parent kept kid home Friday with a cold, brought her today and it's obviously NOT better. She is livid that I even hinted at sending her home. I stood my ground. Wiping brown snot off of her face and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By daycarediva
I never would have held the space. It would be a...

I never would have held the space. It would be a 175/week loss for me.

I would say.

Dcm,

I am excited to see X in the am. I included an invoice (attached to the email, electronic, in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By daycarediva
I would be on the phone. He has two choices...

I would be on the phone.

He has two choices at rest time- listen or lay down.

Tantrum at 6? Oh heeeellll no.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 08-03-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By daycarediva
I don't because parents do NOT accurately...

I don't because parents do NOT accurately represent their children.

I make my own observations and move on from there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By daycarediva
***CLAPPING*** Natural consequences. I...

***CLAPPING***

Natural consequences.

I had a child do this recently (and still starts once in a blue moon...)

I looked him straight in the face and calmly said "If you vomit, you'll clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By daycarediva
YES! We have a huge Amish population and I love...

YES! We have a huge Amish population and I love their lifestyle. We shop with them and they have even done work for us around our property.

Don't know if I could get the hang of Pennsylvania...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 741
Posted By daycarediva
:hug: By the time I get upstairs, my dh...

:hug:


By the time I get upstairs, my dh already has dinner on the table and a glass of whatever goes best with dinner. I wash my hands and sit down. (hard knock life, eh?) :p

I've been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By daycarediva
Wow, a term for my general malaise towards...

Wow, a term for my general malaise towards everyone.

I, too, was calling myself jaded.

I told dh last night "If I get one more single mom, poor poor me phone call. I bet her hair and nails...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,710
Posted By daycarediva
Congratulations on your breaking off a toxic, one...

Congratulations on your breaking off a toxic, one sided relationship! :D

I am sooo tempted to partner with early head start in my state. Speaking to the woman I emailed regarding more information...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By daycarediva
YES. and if you have the release, photo document...

YES. and if you have the release, photo document (these are time stamped) what you can. Drinking a bottle, a photo of the dirty diaper, a nap, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By daycarediva
Is she licensed? I would report it. If not,...

Is she licensed? I would report it.

If not, I would be speaking to the parent immediately about 'daycare expectations' regarding safe sleep (maybe even toss in drinking bottles, too)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By daycarediva
^ that. It would not be a 'raise', it would...

^ that.

It would not be a 'raise', it would have to be 'set for life' money. Millions, honestly. If I could pay off all debt, set aside trusts for my kids, live until I was 101 without a worry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By daycarediva
isn't it so incredibly sad when you can SEE the...

isn't it so incredibly sad when you can SEE the track this child is on and you alone aren't enough to derail him? I am so sad for not only him, but society as a whole when it comes to children like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By daycarediva
Revisiting Potty Training Policy, What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

My checklist
ready, willing, and able to use the toilet
able to verbally express the need to go
able to hold it for short periods of time
able to step on/off the toilet independently
able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,808
Posted By daycarediva
Yes, and about 75% of my parents are...

Yes, and about 75% of my parents are separated/divorced, so they see even less of each parent. When I break down the numbers for one child...

7:30-5 M-F, 7:30 bedtime. 1/2 hour commute home.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By daycarediva
Well, walmart is going to refund me I guess. I...

Well, walmart is going to refund me I guess. I did cancel the order and they said IF it shows up (highly unlikely) as customer service, which was great, said the same company is not answering to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By daycarediva
It didn't say sold by anyone other than Walmart....

It didn't say sold by anyone other than Walmart. Walmart is on my cc receipt. It's been almost a month. I called WM customer service, they can't help. They can't even tell me who shipped it,when or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By daycarediva
agree here! I would just say "Ok!" and be...

agree here!

I would just say "Ok!" and be done. WHEN they contact you, I would tell them that unfortunately you could not hold their spaces for free, and you filled them with a paying family.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 897
Posted By daycarediva
SO MANY. Rompers, onesies, skinny jeans, too...

SO MANY. Rompers, onesies, skinny jeans, too tight clothes, WAY too big clothes.

Crocs
Jelly shoes are back. YAYYYYY not.
Flip flops on littles.
SHOES THAT SQUEAK. WHY!?
Sundresses/skirts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By daycarediva
Nope, there is literally NO information. ...

Nope, there is literally NO information.

Processing
estimated delivery date

no other info. Doesn't even say walmart didn't fulfill the order even. I didn't realize that until I contacted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By daycarediva
likethis I have 'toddler toys' and 'big kid...

likethis

I have 'toddler toys' and 'big kid toys'.

Big kids do not touch toddler toys and vice versa.

With my one very sensory seeking/oral PRESCHOOLER, I bought her a chewelry necklace...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By daycarediva
Has Anyone Ever Purchased Through Walmart.com?

I made a purchase on walmart.com 6/24. It was processed, my CC was charged. I checked on the shipping a few days later (large item, freight shipping) and it was expected to be delivered 7/16.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By daycarediva
ALL THE TIME. I rarely even put meals into...

ALL THE TIME.

I rarely even put meals into it anymore. Check the menu. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By daycarediva
RIGHT!?! Survival mentality or whatever. I...

RIGHT!?! Survival mentality or whatever. I personally know a kid killed in one of those stupid ways we rode in cars, and knew a kid missing a leg when she was flung off a riding lawnmower and run...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By daycarediva
Ugh. I hate when I see safety issues because I...

Ugh. I hate when I see safety issues because I MUST speak up. Even if you place blame elsewhere- hey dcd many of the parents have mentioned seeing Jr in the drivers seat after pick ups. You might...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By daycarediva
Yes, it works great, too!!! My own ADHD kid was...

Yes, it works great, too!!! My own ADHD kid was given soda by teachers mid day to restart him (after his morning caffeine dose, we used gum, not coffee though).

DD has always loved coffee, as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By daycarediva
Sooooo... it isn't an actual dairy allergy?...

Sooooo... it isn't an actual dairy allergy? :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By daycarediva
My granddaughter haD reflux this severe. ...

My granddaughter haD reflux this severe.

PASS. It took a LONG time to get the right combo of meds/formula to make it better and in the mean time it was scary as hell.

IF you decide to accept...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By daycarediva
That is never going to leave his head! ...

That is never going to leave his head!

WONDERFUL JOB!

My kiddos love that book, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By daycarediva
I provide EVERYTHING except clothes. Those I even...

I provide EVERYTHING except clothes. Those I even wash and return to cubbies so parents cannot 'forget' to send clean ones. I got VERY sick of getting the bag of dirty clothes I sent home yesterday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By daycarediva
INSANE. I just paid $160 for a group course, well...

INSANE. I just paid $160 for a group course, well double that since assistant and I both took it. Our state requires Red Cross.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 06-28-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By daycarediva
NOPE! Crazy picky eaters for sure. There...

NOPE! Crazy picky eaters for sure.


There are some with no pizza, some no PB&J, some no PASTA, etc. No one size fits all favorite, unfortunately.

Even for snacks, it's hit or miss. I throw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By daycarediva
yup. I just did 9 hours in a week online....

yup.

I just did 9 hours in a week online. It's doable, but she needs to be prepared for the possibility she doesn't get a teaching job and plan for the job she currently HAS.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By daycarediva
This is exactly what I would do, too. :Sunny:

This is exactly what I would do, too. :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By daycarediva
YES! Great reminder! Glad he calmed down! ...

YES! Great reminder!

Glad he calmed down!

I would definitely be chatting with mom about age appropriate expectations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By daycarediva
THIS. a complete stranger around my...

THIS.

a complete stranger around my littles? no way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 936
Posted By daycarediva
Agree! :Sunny: I actually REALLY like this!...

Agree! :Sunny:

I actually REALLY like this! We are now mandated to give parents access to our online licensing site. It's sparked great conversations with families about legal/illegal and what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By daycarediva
Nope. I would have a chat with the mom. Have...

Nope. I would have a chat with the mom. Have child all ready to go and hand over hand give her to Mom. "No, the kitchen is closed and Miss. Katie has things to do! See you tomorrow! BYE!" and BLOCK...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,749
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 458,710
Posted By daycarediva
:lol: I COULD offer this service for EVERY parent...

:lol: I COULD offer this service for EVERY parent as I have a second assistant now. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By daycarediva
INSANELY SO. I've had several parents file...

INSANELY SO. I've had several parents file reports on me after terminating the contract.
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